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  1. Sounds like 600 pages of "Perspective Fail".

    Sounds like 600 pages of "Perspective Fail".
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    Yep. Funny thing is Kalev Sepp made a list of...

    Yep.

    Funny thing is Kalev Sepp made a list of COIN best practices, and this was one of them:

    From:http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milreview/sepp.pdf

    The ANA is a poor man's US Army and...
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    TO&Es are accountants tools. How many people and...

    TO&Es are accountants tools. How many people and equipment should I give to this organization?

    By D+1, you ain't fighting by a TO&E.
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    I miss these threads...it's what brought me to...

    I miss these threads...it's what brought me to the SWJ.
  5. Ha. I call it Kandaharitis.

    Ha. I call it Kandaharitis.
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    The editorial list is impressive as well. I...

    The editorial list is impressive as well. I enjoyed Wilf's article on the redundancy of the operational level of war - it picked up where the discussion on this forum left off.
  7. Thread: What is CQB?

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    CQB is a "SME" empire built on police tactics...

    CQB is a "SME" empire built on police tactics entirely inappropriate for conventional operations in populated areas.
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    1st Marine Division and Log Lite

    All,

    In Bing West's "The March Up", he mentions an order put out by Gen Mattis to 1st Marine Division entitled "Log Lite", which dealt with shedding weight and strict rules regarding sustainment...
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    Which model was better?

    Which model was better?
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    Good post JMA, and an instructive bit on the...

    Good post JMA, and an instructive bit on the utility of the march as a means and not an end. I see the attitude you've mentioned quite frequently in our Battle Fitness Test.
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    Have you read Richard Simpkin's "Mechanized...

    Have you read Richard Simpkin's "Mechanized Infantry"?
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    Interesting article. I found the following bit...

    Interesting article. I found the following bit quite indicative of most military planning processes:



    I've seen an planning overwhelm thinking in tactical planning, so I can only imagine the...
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    Still up to your old, tired rant. 1. 6 month...

    Still up to your old, tired rant.

    1. 6 month tours. Would it make a difference if a guy was there for 2 years and left? Is there a substantive difference in areas where U.S. soldiers were for...
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    I admit to being a fan of Storr's writings. I...

    I admit to being a fan of Storr's writings. I paid a right leg to get a copy when it first came out and have piqued the author's brain on a few things.

    Right now, I am reading Fukuyama's The Rise...
  15. Specifically targeting leadership may not have...

    Specifically targeting leadership may not have any appreciable effect for, as your links show, someone else will rise to take the reigns.

    However, I have seen good arguments for killing...
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    I really enjoyed that piece, and the commentary...

    I really enjoyed that piece, and the commentary that followed. Thanks for the catch.
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    That's a good point Ken. We have a small,...

    That's a good point Ken. We have a small, long-service Army up here so it is easy to pile on the skills.
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    People know my views - I disagree with this...

    People know my views - I disagree with this statement. The skills to operate a modern IFV are not really serious - nothing more serious than learning to operate any dismounted piece of kit. For...
  19. "Partnering" was the crack cocaine of ISAF for a...

    "Partnering" was the crack cocaine of ISAF for a few years, even though it pushed things in the absolutely wrong direction. Whereas before, Afghan units could only rely on small, 10-20 man mentoring...
  20. Thread: The Village

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    I enjoyed The Village, but have found other...

    I enjoyed The Village, but have found other readings on the CAP program to be more informative; from what I understand it wasn't as successful as some claim. Has anyone else read into the program?
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    What he said. RHaston, what you've proposed is...

    What he said.

    RHaston, what you've proposed is a very practical solution to a tactical problem. It's no secret that most of the resistance is centered around the "greenzones". It's also no...
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    Do they want us to demolish their centuries old...

    Do they want us to demolish their centuries old agricultural system and replace it with soybeans, fencing and pipes (that they'll be unable to replace after we leave)?

    I don't think we are dealing...
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    I've seen difficulties at Staff College arise out...

    I've seen difficulties at Staff College arise out of trying to wargame an irregular conflict during the planning phase.

    While the computer program sounds interesting, what we need is a easy to...
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    Agree with both of the previous posts; my...

    Agree with both of the previous posts; my government and military will take a vastly different approach if it is dealing with unruly locals in Somewhere, Canada than if it is deploying military...
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    How so? AQ wasn't around until after the Soviet...

    How so? AQ wasn't around until after the Soviet Union had disappeared; it's predecessor Makhtab al Khadamat never recieved a dime from the U.S.

    The Taliban are also a post anti-Soviet Jihad...
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